Analyst Ratings for Union Pacific Corp. (UNP)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for UNP last month.

A buy rating was issued by 15 analysts, 2 gave an overweight rating, 13 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for UNP by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 137, implying a possible profit of 35.11 percent. The minimum price target given was 102, implying potential capital losses of 0.59 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.29 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -1.29 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.7 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.94 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 4 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 5 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 6 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of UNP's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 4.26 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of UNP is 4.31.

In the trailing 52-weeks, UNP hit 115.15 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 87.06. Currently the stock is 16.47 percent higher than its low, and 11.94 percent below the high. UNP has a price/earnings ratio of 18.37. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The UNP value stock report compares UNP to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $83.58 billion. UNP is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.